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Shibuya-kei
Posted on Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:03 pm


MamiNoodles

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Anyone here listens to a music subgenre called Shibuya-kei?

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During my college days in the late 1990s, FM radio and club DJs regularly spin Shibuya-kei hits such as "Sweet Soul Revue" by Pizzicato Five, "Frank, Bold & German" by Towa Tei featuring Kylie Minogue, and "Moon Child" by Cibo Matto. I became a fan of it way before I discovered J-pop and J-rock.

Shibuya-kei had a cult following in Manila specially with the young affluent music listeners and club goers. Thanks to the recommendation and aggressive promotion of now-closed Tower Records in Makati.

Any thoughts about it?

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Re: Shibuya-kei
Posted on Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:28 pm


Jerry Stormborn

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Definitely some interesting music, thanks for sharing! Happy
I never knew this existed. It's like j-jazz-pop. Pretty underground.
I'm surprised this music made it all the way to your country!
The bass is probably my favorite element in the songs: it gives the tracks a nice groovy and laid back feeling. And the synths are used in a pretty original way.
I'm not sure it's my cup of tea though, I definitely prefer J-pop and J-rock to it.
I guess that's cause I like more up-beat stuff with a good deal of distortion.


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Re: Shibuya-kei
Posted on Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:11 pm


MamiNoodles

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Jerry Stormborn wrote:Definitely some interesting music, thanks for sharing! Happy
I never knew this existed. It's like j-jazz-pop. Pretty underground.
I'm surprised this music made it all the way to your country!
The bass is probably my favorite element in the songs: it gives the tracks a nice groovy and laid back feeling. And the synths are used in a pretty original way.
I'm not sure it's my cup of tea though, I definitely prefer J-pop and J-rock to it.
I guess that's cause I like more up-beat stuff with a good deal of distortion.  

Shibuya-kei was like a weird yet cool combination of jazz, bossa nova, synthpop, house, and trip hop.

In fact, it was even more popular than J-pop and visual kei here at home. Thanks to the rave movement back in the late 1990s. It was like considered as alternative music in Japan but several international club and FM radio DJs made them popular.

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